caravan is a three-day showcase of site specific, interactive and incidental performance presented as part of Brighton Festival. The curated programme features England’s most exciting artists from established international names to the brightest new talent. 
caravan is a convivial event designed to encourage artists, commissioners, programmers and potential collaborators to explore new ways of working together, to share ambitions and to reach new audiences. We are able to host 60 international and national delegates – providing hotel accommodation and/or a contribution to international travel.

There are three strands to the programme:

the showcase

The next caravan showcase will take place in May 2018 as part of the Brighton Festival. A series of full shows, pitches and networking sessions are presented to an invited audience of international and national promoters.


Bespoke courses: day long courses for theatre makers new to international touring.

Mentoring: open to the caravan showcase companies.  Sessions are in the form of face-to-face meetings, telephone conversations and email correspondence. These sessions are aimed at preparing companies to make the most of the opportunities that will arise from the showcase.

on the road

In partnership with international festivals we support England based artists to present their work, spend time in residence to develop new projects, work with local artists, share practice, explore ideas and contacts in the hope that this will lead to ongoing international collaborations between artists.


caravan is delivered by Farnham Maltings in partnership with Brighton Festival with the ambition of 
increasing the national and international profile of England’s artists. Supported by Arts Council England and British Council.